Category Archives: Government BS

MEDICAID: A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD FLIMFLAM

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss how Medicaid has morphed from a modest medical safety net for the poor into a bloated vote-buying scheme: Recently, while most of the media obsessed over the antics of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the nation passed a significant milestone. Medicaid, the federal-state program meant to provide a medical [...]

KENNEDY WON’T SAVE OBAMACARE’S BACON

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the pathetic hope by PPACA supporters that a single question asked by Justice Kennedy during Wednesday’s King v. Burwell hearing means he’ll support the Obama administration’s illegal attempt to rewrite the law: Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” have been rather glum of late. Since the Supreme Court agreed [...]

KING V. BURWELL IS MUCH BIGGER THAN OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss why Wednesday’s oral arguments before SCOTUS will cover issues that, in the long term, are far more important than health care reform or insurance subsidies: John Adams, in a 1775 essay referencing the Roman historian Livy and other sources, wrote that a republic was’a nation of laws, not of [...]

OBAMACARE AND EUGENICS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Jonathan Gruber’s use of the term “positive selection” in one of his papers about abortion. This term, as he uses it, is right out of Eugenics 101: The scariest words uttered during Jonathan Gruber’s recent appearance before the House Oversight Committee were “positive selection.” They were read aloud by [...]

IF WORDS MEAN ANYTHING, OBAMACARE IS IN REAL TROUBLE

In my latest American Spectator column I discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to “grant cert” in King v. Burwell: The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear a lawsuit challenging an arbitrary IRS decision to issue tax credits and penalties through federally-created Obamacare exchanges. Two federal courts have already declared the regulation unconstitutional, [...]

TAVENNER ORDERED CMS SPOKESPERSON TO DELETE INCRIMINATING EMAILS

Last Monday I wrote a column in the American Spectator about Marilyn Tavenner’s convenient inability to produce some emails that had been subpoenaed by congressional investigators. The story was that she had inadvertently deleted them. Well, it would appear that the lady was lying like a carpet: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent [...]

TAVENNER: TRANSPARENCY FOR THEE BUT NOT FOR ME

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the ironic fact that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails subpoenaed by Congress oversees Obamacare’s physician transparency program: It has been widely reported that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails requested by congressional investigators is Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

KING BARACK REWRITES OBAMACARE… AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss His Majesty’s latest illegal decree: Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient [...]

WHY SCOTUS RULED IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY

In today’s American Spectator I try to cut through the hysteria about Hobby Lobby’s victory in the Supreme Court, and explain why the justices ruled they way they did. This is actually a big win for everyone: This morning’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will doubtless precipitate a flood of stories from [...]

THE OBVIOUS LESSONS OF THE VA SCANDAL

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest VA scandal and suggest a way to end the long history of atrocities committed by the Veterans Medical Healthcare System: My father was a veteran of World War II, and thus eligible to receive medical treatment at the VA hospital that operated a few miles from our [...]